• Brian Elias
  • Four Emily Brontë Songs (2021)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • low voice; va
  • voc
  • 14 min

Programme Note

These four poems are typical of Emily Brontë’s verse, which for me is always coloured by a touch of sadness and expresses a vast, intimate, and interior world, rich with dreams and imagery drawn from nature. I have wanted to set some of her verse for many years, and have finally found a sonority that I believe evokes something of her sublime character, that of a low voice (mezzo soprano, alto or counter tenor) accompanied by viola.

Brian Elias
January 2021